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Friday, November 25, 2016

Cephalopod Coffee House: November 2016

Welcome one and all to the Cephalopod Coffeehouse, a cozy gathering of book lovers, meeting to discuss their thoughts regarding the works they enjoyed most over the previous month.  Pull up a chair, order your cappuccino and join in the fun.  If you wish to add your own review to the conversation, please sign on to the link list at the end of my post.

This month I read The Wall and the Wing. I was shelf-reading one night at my library job and I found the book was out of place. The cat in the cage drew my attention and I knew I wanted to read this young adult book. I'm glad I found out!

The Wall and the Wing takes place 150 years in the future, where some humans can fly and other humans are leadfeet. However, a rare human being can possess the ability to become invisible. Being a leadfoot is a curse, but flying is a gift. Gurl, the protagonist, is a leadfoot that realizes she has the power of invisibility. She was living in an orphanage, her memory erased by toy monkeys. The head of the orphanage had toy monkeys that wiped everyone's memories clean.

One night when Gurl snuck out, she found a cat. Cats are rare species in the new world and she fell in love with the cat. After she found the cat, that's when Gurl learned of her invisibility and her new adventures begin. Between running from the orphanage, meeting a new friend who also runs away, running from criminals, and finding her parents, I would recommend The Wall and the Wing. At 346 pages, it's a hard book to put down!


  1. I would like to be invisible. Maybe I am.


  2. The classic superpower dilemma! I think I would prefer invisibility.

    Have you ever read A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony? I think you'd enjoy it.

    1. I know I would prefer invisibility!

      I haven't. I should check it out! I do have some time to. :)

  3. Looks like a fun one! So, middle grade, then?
    Thanks for sharing!
    V :) of V's Reads